2013 Holiday Season

Together, we celebrate the Holiday Season by spreading hope and love. Join the GLIDE community and brighten up your holidays by bringing light to others.

Every year, thousands of volunteers are needed to prepare and serve GLIDE’s famous Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and to distribute toys and grocery bags to those in need. Starting November 1, you can sign up for Holiday Volunteer Opportunites. If our volunteer needs on a particular Holiday have already been met, please consider supporting GLIDE through a donation or by volunteering on another day.




Thanksgiving Celebration and Meals (Nov. 28)

10am Celebration in the Sanctuary

7am - 8:30am Breakfast

9am - 2pm Thanksgiving Dinner 

GLIDE serves nearly 5,000 full meals with all the fixings to thousands of families and individuals on Thanksgiving. Kick off the season of by volunteering at GLIDE's annual Thanksiving Dinner, and share your gratitude with hundreds at GLIDE's rockin' annual Thanksgiving Celebration!





Annual Holiday Jam (Dec. 4)

7pm - 10pm CELEBRATE50

This year’s annual benefit for Mo’s Kitchen and GLIDE's programs, CELEBRATE50, will be held at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House. Dr. Maya Angelou, Valerie Simpson, Judith Hill, and an all-star lineup will take us on a musical journey of song and storytelling including San Jose Taiko and Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, and performances by the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band and other surprise musical guests!


more about glide's 2013 annual holiday festival






Asian Chef's Holiday Meals (Dec. 9)

Lunch, 11:30am -  1:30pm

Dinner, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The Asian Culinary Association (ACA), a collection of the Bay Area’s most renowned Asian chefs, will host the annual Chefs Without Borders Holiday Lunch and Dinner, a free Asian holiday lunch and dinner to feed 2,500 meals to the poor and homeless. This is the tenth year the Asian Culinary Association, in partnership with the California Culinary Academy, has worked with Chefs Without Borders. They will prepare and serve a delicious Asian lunch and dinner for GLIDE's community. 





Seniors' Holiday Social (Dec. 10)

11:30am - 1:30pm in Freedom Hall

Family members and special community guests are invited to join this private festive party featuring a traditional turkey dinner, raffle, door prizes, deejay and dancing. GLIDE’s Senior program promotes community involvement and encourages seniors to serve as volunteers or mentors at GLIDE and the community at large.






Grocery Bag Giveaway (Dec. 18)

7:30am - 12:30pm 

GLIDE will give away 5,000 bags full of groceries to individuals and families this year.  Hundreds of volunteers, including employees from SpotOn/Central Payment, Gap, Inc. and many others will help fill the bags and distribute them to those in need.







Toy Giveaway (Dec. 21)

9am - 11:30am

During the Holidays, many families will not have the resources or opportunity to gift their children with toys. Help distribute toys to the boys and girls in our community.









Prime Rib Luncheon (Dec. 24)

11am - 2pm

Sponsored each year by Joe Betz and San Francisco’s House of Prime Rib who donate 2,000 pounds of prime rib for GLIDE’s special mouthwatering Christmas Eve luncheon.







Christmas Celebrations and Meals (Dec. 25)

9am & 11am Celebrations in the Sanctuary

7am - 8:30am Breakfast

9am - 2pm Dinner

Come Celebrate Christmas at GLIDE's lively annual Celebration, followed by dinner for thousands of homeless and needy familes and individuals. Volunteers are needed to prep thousand of Christmas dinner the night before.




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